There is a symbiotic and important relationship between a franchisor and franchisee, both need each other to exist and both will rise or fall on the success of the venture. As Franchisor’s we see the success of our franchisees as a reflection of our support, training and empowerment. That being said franchisees must own their place and work hard to see things go well. A good franchisor will have a number of ways to support your journey if you simply ask, here are some suggestions:
- Arrange for training with managers/founders/owners. Paid or volunteer, you will save so much time and money by training with those who have been there, done that experience.
- Ask for referrals. Ask for connections to companies, individuals or organisations that could help you. A good franchisor will be well connected and be able to open doors for you.
- Read the operations manual. Many franchisees will do the basic training then head to work without looking at the manual again. Its worth revisiting your operations manual to see what you can learn, you will find it packed full of insight that will be all the more richer once you are familiar with the processes.
- Basic business skills. Discuss how to skill up on basics like marketing or budgeting or sales with your franchisor. These are fundamental business skills that are not just applicable to your franchise but all businesses. They will likely have a wealth of resources for you to check out and apply.
We provide all of these and more for our franchisees, please get in touch if you’re interested in working with us.